WeatherNation TV, a 24/7 television network providing local, regional and national weather, announced it’s offering its TV service to Gulf Coast TV stations and cable systems at no charge during Hurricane Isaac. WHNO-TV 20 New Orleans and its parent, LeSea Broadcasting (which recently signed an affiliation deal with WeatherNation), has decided to accelerate the launch of WeatherNation for the immediate benefit of its New Orleans viewers on digital channel 20.2. Cut-ins of WeatherNation will also be available on channel 20.
“With the pending threat of a major hurricane bearing down on our city, we felt it urgent to get WeatherNation’s important news coverage of the storm to our viewers sooner than later,” said Peter Sumrall, president and CEO of LeSea Broadcasting, owner of WHNO-TV 20. “We appreciate WeatherNation’s efforts in providing around-the-clock coverage and on-the-ground support for our viewers in and around New Orleans.”
WeatherNation has more than a dozen meteorologists tracking Isaac and its aftermath, and it has meteorologists on the ground in New Orleans and Florida.
The WeatherNation feed includes live coverage from New Orleans with Jeff Piotrowski; Elizabeth Holmes in Miami; and the rest of the WeatherNation team, including senior meteorologist Paul Douglas, from the WeatherNation studios in Minneapolis.